Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Open or liable to objection or debate; debatable.|
|Usage:||We can't have perfection; and if I keep him, I must sustain his administration as a whole, even if there are, now and then, things that are exceptionable.|
Idiom of the Day
— In no possible manner; under no circumstances; not by any means.
Mary Therese McCarthy (1912)
McCarthy began her storied writing career as a drama critic for the Partisan Review in the 1930s, gaining a reputation for wit, intellect, and acerbity—qualities that are evident in her later works of satirical fiction as well as in her personal life. She engaged other authors in public feuds and repeatedly took contentious literary and political stands.
Midnight Sun Festival
The Midnight Sun Festival is a celebration of the Summer Solstice in Nome, Alaska, where the sun shines for better than 22 hours a day in the peak of summer. The longest day of the year is feted with a street dance, blanket toss, barbecue, Monte Carlo night (gambling), Eskimo dances, and a parade. A river raft race has been held at midnight on June 21 since the 1960s. Various homemade rafts paddle down a one- to two-mile course on the Nome River, and the winning team claims a fur-lined honey bucket, which is passed on from year to year.
How Cats Conquered the Ancient WorldThe domestic cat is descended from wild cats that were tamed twice - in the Near East and then Egypt, according to the largest study of its kind. Farmers in the Near East were probably the first people to successfully tame wild cats about 9,000 years ago.
How cats conquered the ancient world - BBC News
1732 - Composer Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach was born.
1834 - Cyrus McCormick patented the first practical mechanical reaper for farming. His invention allowed farmers to more than double their crop size.
1893 - The Ferris Wheel was introduced at the World's Colombian Exposition in Chicago, IL.
1913 - Georgia Broadwick became the first woman to jump from an airplane.
1955 - Johnny Cash's single "Cry Cry Cry" was released. It was his first single.
1945 - Pan Am announced an 88-hour round-the-world flight at a cost of $700.
1985 - Scientists announced that skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were those of Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele.
1990 - Little Richard received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
2004 - SpaceShipOne, designed by Burt Rutan and piloted by Mike Melvill, reached 328,491 feet above Earth in a 90 minute flight. The height is about 400 feet above the distance scientists consider to be the boundary of space.
'Solstice' (Latin: 'solstitium') means 'sun-stopping'. The point on the horizon where the sun appears to rise and set, stops and reverses direction after this day. On the solstice, the sun does not rise precisely in the east, but rises to the north of east and sets to the north of west, meaning it's visible in the sky for a longer period of time.
June Solstice 2017 - EXACT TIME, AROUND THE WORLD:
Ars Nova ANT Fest 2017
Jun 6-30, 2017
Ars Nova Theater
511 West 54th Street
New York, NY
further information: ANT Fest 2017
Frameline Film Festival 2017
Jun 15-25, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Founded in 1977, the Frameline Film Festival in San Francisco, California, is billed as the biggest and longest-running cinematic celebration of the LGBT community. The eleven-day film exhibition shines a spotlight on LGBT themes, filmmakers and actors. The festival focuses on independent works and features world premieres, special screenings, Q&A sessions, expert panel discussions and an award ceremony.
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Sparks America Bike Week 2017
Jun 15-25, 2017
Sparks America Campgrounds
346719 E 990 Rd
Bike week kicks off in Oklahoma for not one, not two, but ten days of your favorite two wheel machines. In addition to the presence of hundreds of badass bikes, there’s a battle of the bands event to complement the sound of the bikes revving up, there are many themed days to ensure each day is different, and oil wrestling to entertain you even further.
further information: Sparks America Campgrounds » Its a great place to Party!
Pictures of the day
Alexander J. Dallas (1759–1817) was an American statesman who served as the U.S. Treasury Secretary under President James Madison between 1814 and 1816. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Dallas was raised in Great Britain but migrated to Philadelphia in 1783. There he was admitted to the bar and edited several publications. From 1791 to 1800, he served as the first reporter of decisions for the Supreme Court of the United States. He also served as Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1791–1801), and acted as United States Secretary of War and Secretary of State (both in 1815).
THE 100+ YEAR OLD WISTERIA AT JAPAN'S ASHIKAGA FLOWER PARK IN INCREDIBLE
Just outside of Tokyo you will find one of the most beautiful giant wisterias in the world
Lemon Drop Chess Squares
thanks, JillFlying Straw
this is not the exact pic for this puzzle, but do it and find the right solution!
Green Eyes Jigsaw Puzzle